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Navigating the Waves of Cannabis Legalization: Impact on Hospitalizations in Canada

Navigating the Waves of Cannabis Legalization: Impact on Hospitalizations in Canada

This study is important because it helps us understand what happened to hospitalizations when Canada made nonmedical cannabis legal. It shows that while there was initially a decrease in hospitalizations right after the law changed, later on, when more cannabis was available, there was an increase in health issues related to cannabis.

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A Look Back, and Ahead. Scientists, Doctors, and Democrats Speak Up.

A Look Back, and Ahead. Scientists, Doctors, and Democrats Speak Up.

This week a look back at 2023 cannabis market and predictions for 2024. Scientists develop new testing methods ahead of federal standards for legal driving limits. The AMA says safe drug consumption sites save lives. Frequent use of cannabis could increase the risk of developing asthma. And 12 Democrats, including Senate Majority Leader Schumer, apply pressure to the DEA’s decision on moving marijuana from Schedule I to Schedule III of the Controlled Substances Act.

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Fed and States Grapple with Implementation. Relaxed Cannabis Restrictions in Sports.

Fed and States Grapple with Implementation. Relaxed Cannabis Restrictions in Sports.

Minnesota began a pilot program to test drivers for cannabis and other substances. Washington state ponders the science behind brain development and cannabis use. The Congressional Research Service published a report this week on legal consequence of rescheduling marijuana. Both the NCAA and Ultimate Fighting Championship have officially removed marijuana from it’s banned substances list. Meanwhile, the NFL is helping to fund a study on the benefits of CBD.

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Unveiling the Link Between Marijuana and COVID-19: A Surprising Revelation

Unveiling the Link Between Marijuana and COVID-19: A Surprising Revelation

Amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, a recent study has brought forth unexpected insights into the interplay between marijuana use and outcomes for those infected with the virus. With marijuana use on the rise globally, the study addresses a significant gap in our understanding of its effects on health. Specifically, it seeks to compare the outcomes of COVID-19 infection in individuals who use marijuana against those who do not, probing whether marijuana use could influence the course of the disease. 

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